The enforcement of foreign court judgments in the UAE has always been notoriously difficult and uncertain. The recent directive issued by the UAE Ministry of Justice requiring the Dubai Courts to enforce English judgments is likely to increase collaboration between the English and UAE Courts.
Our specialist helicopter practice is one of the most experienced in the world.
Transporting people quickly into hard-to-reach areas, carrying emergency personnel performing aerial work or for routine travel, helicopters play many essential roles. Our long-standing engagement with helicopter operators, lessors and financiers has given us specialist knowledge of this sector, which we use to find innovative, commercial solutions for our clients.
Our skilled lawyers provide a variety of legal services, including finance and leasing, capital markets, corporate, tax, competition and regulatory, restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution. We work for a wide spectrum of organisations including operators of VIP helicopters, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) teams and those who provide large transport aircraft for the oil and gas sector.
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The portfolio includes notably eight Leonardo AW139 and other helicopters built by leading manufacturers including Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky, and leased out to respected international operators.
The obligations of an administrator to redeliver aircraft and engines have been determined by the Australian High Court in the first judgment to consider the interaction between the Cape Town Convention and local insolvency law: Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (As Owner Trustee) & Anor v VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) & Ors  HCA 8.